PO Anthony “Tony” Cresci

PO Anthony “Tony” Cresci

Birth
North Beach, San Francisco County, California, USA
Death 30 Jul 2014 (aged 94)
California, USA
Burial Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
Memorial ID 133730201 · View Source
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Anthony (aka "Tony", "Brother") Cresci, iconic San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf fixture for nearly 60 years.

Anthony passed away in Castro Valley, California on July 30, 2014 at the age of 94. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Pauline, his daughter Margaret, two infant sons, and brothers and sisters-in-law Peter and Angelina Cresci, Nunizo and Mary Cresci, and Dominic and Virginia Cresci, Frank Cresci and sister and brothers-in-law Rose and Harold Hill and Julian Lavin. He is survived by his loving daughter, sister, and many nieces and nephews.

Tony was born to Frank and Maria Cresci in North Beach. After graduating from Galileo High School, he worked as a sardine fisherman in the San Francisco bay with his brothers. He enlisted in the US Navy in June 1941 and following graduation from boot-camp, he was attached to the heavy cruiser USS New Orleans (CA 32) on September 5, 1941. A Pearl Harbor survivor, he served aboard the New Orleans for the duration of World War II, advancing to the rating of Boatswain's Mate first class (BM1c) by the war's end. New Orleans was the third most decorated navy ship in WW II, earning 17 battle stars in the Pacific Theater, from Pearl Harbor to Okinawa.

Following his discharge in 1946, Tony worked with his brothers, Dominic and Frank at the world-famous Cresci Brothers, #2 Fisherman's Wharf, known to locals and millions of tourists around the world, retiring just short of his 80th birthday.

The family wishes to thank his caregivers who lovingly provided him assistance and brought much joy and friendship to him these last years.


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  • Maintained by: John Donne
  • Originally Created by: Michael Hague
  • Added: 2 Aug 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 133730201
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PO Anthony “Tony” Cresci (12 Dec 1919–30 Jul 2014), Find a Grave Memorial no. 133730201, citing Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by John Donne (contributor 47286829) .